TEDxStLouisWomen Brings Ideas Worth Spreading to Community

TEDxStLouisWomen, the largest women’s event in St. Louis, takes the stage at the Peabody Opera House on Thursday, October 27, 2016. 

TEDxStLouisWomen is held in conjuction with this year’s TEDWomen Conference in San Francisco, CA. Our local conference is held on the same day and shares the same theme in an effort to contribute and show support for the TED Talks mission to share ideas worth spreading. This year’s theme, “It’s About Time”, aims to “explore how time and attention shape our lives.” CPG’s CEO Keith Alper holds the TEDxStLouis license and CPG has been producing all TEDxStLouis events as a passion project for several years.

TEDx Event Details

  • WHEN: Thursday, October 27th at the Peabody Opera House
  • WHERE: Downtown St. Louis at 1400 Market Street.
  • DURATION: The event lasts from 1:00pm – 5:00pm (CT),
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The event will be immediately followed by a special, networking cocktail hour. Doors to the Peabody open at noon, and theatre doors open at 12:30pm. Seating is first come first serve within General Admission, so we suggest that attendees get there before 1:00pm. Parking downtown will be limited, and we suggest attendees carpool or use a ridesharing service if at all possible. We have partnered with Uber and will be featuring an offer for all new riders to receive $15 off their first ride when they sign up with offer code TEDXSTL. Lunch will not be served before the event, so we suggest eating beforehand, though there will be snacks during the afternoon break. There are tons of great restaurants near the venue to stop and have lunch before heading over to the Peabody Opera House.

TEDxStLouisWomen Speakers

In true TED fashion, our speaker’s talks are all 18 minutes or less. Over the course of the afternoon, you will be hearing from six spectacular, intelligent women and one (also spectacular and intelligent) man. Lindsey Pollak- Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and is widely recognized as the leading voice on millennials in the workplace. Often called a “translator,” Lindsey advises both young professionals looking to succeed in today’s work environment and the organizations that want to recruit, retain and engage them. Terri Trespicio- Terri Trespicio is a New York–based content/branding expert, writer, speaker—and stand-up comic. A former senior editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Her popular TED talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion,” has earned more than a million hits. She’s also the co-creator of Lights Camera Expert, an online program for experts seeking to grow their media careers. terri t-681569-edited.jpg Brittany Packnett- St. Louis native, Britany Packnett, is the executive Director of Teach for America St. Louis. Brittany works as an education executive and activist for racial and social equity. An alum of both Washington University in St. Louis and American University, Brittany has been an elementary teacher, legislative staffer, and education policy advocate. Under her leadership, TFA–STL dramatically evolved, launching a local institute, increasing fundraising and diversity, and investing in culturally responsive pedagogy for the 20,000 students in corps member and alumni classrooms. Jeffery Tobias Halter– Jeffery Tobias Halter is the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership issues. YWomen focuses on driving actionable business plans and strategies to help organizations create Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategies. Jeffery is also author of two books, ‘WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men’ and ‘Selling to Men, Selling to Women.’ Juliette Powell- Juliette Powell is a media entrepreneur, a community catalyst and the author of ‘33 Million People in the Room: How to Run A Successful Business Using Social Networking.’ A passionate advocate for digital literacy, critical thinking and collaboration, Powell keynotes regularly on the Future(s) of Innovation, Information, Leadership and Education. In 2011, Powell began working with the E-G8, an extension of the G8 summit, created to inform G8 leaders on the future of the internet and connected society. Therese Huston- Therese Huston, Ph.D. is a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, where she helps intelligent people make smart choices. The New York Times calls her book, ‘How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices,’ (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) “required reading on Wall Street.” Therese aims to change the conversation about women as decision-makers. Anne Grady- Anne Grady is an author, entrepreneur, and expert in organizational communication. With humor and humility, Anne candidly shares her story of raising a special needs child and overcoming unbelievable adversity all while helping audiences laugh, learn and grow. Anne shares the lessons she has learned in her book, ‘52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work’, and her second book will be released this Fall. Executive Panel- TEDxStLouisWomen will also feature an executive panel session of inspiring and powerful businesswomen:
  • Clio Knowles- Virgin Hotels, VP of People
  • Julie Stackhouse- Federal Reserve Bank, EVP
  • Vicki Felker- Nestle Purina, VP
  • Susan Stith, Express Scripts, VP

Tickets Still Available!

If you are now sold on the greatness that is TEDxStLouisWomen, you’re in luck because a limited number of tickets are still on sale! You can purchase them through Ticketmaster, or visit www.tedxstlouis.com. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these exciting speakers explain how to be change-makers in the community and the world at large. Click the link below to learn more:  TEDx St. Louis Women